I wrote a post on Constance Markievicz just yesterday, and today she came up once again, this time in Kilmainham Gaol. She was kept in a cell here during her court marshal trial, before being sent to Buckingham for her jail time. Today, her cell has a plaque above it to mark it as hers, and her influence spreads beyond the jail itself. In the museum that is part of the jail today, several of her works of art are exhibited. Many of these are propaganda illustrations or political cartoons, as well as a large painting she made, picturing herself as Joan of Arc leading a flock. All her work has a very clear agenda, and gets a point across without a doubt. Simple, effective, and more often then not, draMore than anything I was very surprised to discover all these works of art. None of my research showed anything about Markievicz being an artist, but she certainly was- and a prolific one at that. While her art, like all else in her life, was political, I was very interested to discover yet another side of this complex historical figure.